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Irish in Sunday afternoon Premier League action...07/02/2016
AFC Bournemouth went down to a two nil home defeat by Arsenal at the Vitality Stadium early on Sunday afternoon in the Premier League. Midfielder Harry Arter was in the home starting eleven while Eunan O'Kane was an unused substitute.
Premier League activity on Saturday afternoon...06/02/2016
The spectre of relegation from the Premier League still haunts the corridors of Villa Park but a two nil victory over fellow strugglers Norwich City brought some relief to Aston Villa this afternoon. Home goalkeeper Mark Bunn retained his place while Ciaran Clark saw only seconds of actrion as a last minute substitute. The visitors had Robbie Brady back from illness while Wes Hoolihan also had a starting role. Unpredictable Liverpool took a two goal lead against visitors Sunderland but coughed up a late brace in a two all draw. John O'Shea was in his customery defensive position for the visitors. In form goalkeeper Rob Elliot kept a clean sheet as the last line of defence for Newcastle United who scored the only goal to defeat visitors West Bromwich Albion and James McClean at St James's Park. Stuttering Stoke City, with Glenn Whelan in their starting eleven, conceded three first half goals to an upbeat Everton for whom Seamus Coleman scored the second. James McCarthy was in his customery midfield position for the victors. The late kick-off saw Southampton, with Shane Long starting, score the only goal to defeat visitors West Ham United who had Darren Randolph and Joey O'Brien on their substitute bench.
Saturday afternoon contests in the Championship...06/02/2016
Birmingham City (Stephen Gleeson) went down to a two one defeat by visitors Sheffield Wednesday who lost goalkeeper Keiren Westwood to injury after just eighteen minutes. Aiden McGeady started for the 'Owls' and played the first hour before being substituted. Two promotion candidates, Burnley (Stephen Ward) and Hull City (David Meyler - unused substitute) met at Turf Moor where the hosts secured a one nil victory. Stuttering Derby County (Cyrus Christie, Richard Keogh, Jeff Hendrick) played out a one all draw at Fulham. Shane Duffy was an unused substitute but U21 captain Daragh Lenihan completed ninety minutes for Blackburn Rovers who secured a one all draw at Middlesbrough. U21 midfielder Alan Browne scored an added time winner for Preston North End who came from behind to defeat visitors Huddersfield Town by two goals to one. Greg Cunningham was also a PNE starter while Eoin Doyle was a late substitute. Daryl Murphy was introduced from the substitute bench just before the hour mark as his Ipswich Town lost to the only goal at Queens Park Rangers. Paul McShane returned to the Reading defence while Stephen Quinn was an unused substitute as their side were held to a scoreless draw at home by Wolverhampton Wanderers for whom transfer window signing Joe Mason was an unused substitute.
South Coast reconnaissance for Steve Guppy?...05/02/2016
Ireland Assistant Coach Steve Guppy was expected to be in attendance at the Amex Stadium this evening when Chris Hughton's Brighton & Hove Albion ran out comfortable three nil victors over visitors Brentford in the Championship. Wide midfielder Alan Judge, a leading candidate to make his international debut in the March friendlies was in action for the visitors. Recent acquisition Richie Towell was an unused substitute for the hosts.
Irish interest in Johnstone's Paint Trophy semi-final...04/02/2016
The second semi-final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy took place tonight when Fleetwood Town hosted Barnsley. The first leg between the League One sides ended in a one all draw and the sides again played out a one all draw after extra-time taking the tie to a penalty shoot-out. The Irish trio of Conor Hourihane, who scored the Barnsley goal, Kevin Long and Aiden White were all involved for the visitors, who previled in the penalty shoot-out and now look forward to a Wembley final date with Oxford United.
Irish in Wednesday night Premier League action...03/02/2016
Everton duo Seamus Coleman and James McCarthy both started the three nil Premier League victory over Newcastle United at Goodison Park this evening. The visitors had Rob Elliot in goalkeeping action while Darron Gibson was an unused substitute for the hosts.
Premier League activity on Tuesday night...02/02/2016
Southampton played out a scoreless draw at Arsenal in the Premier League tonight with Shane Long retaining his starting position. Fellow South Coast side AFC Bournemouth also travelled to London where they came from behind to defeat Crystal Palace by two goals to one. Harry Arter returned to the 'Cherries' starting eleven with Eunan O'Kane on the substitute bench. Stoke City, with Jon Walters and Glenn Whelan in their starting eleven, made the short journey to Old Trafford where they went down by three goals to nil against Manchester United. Wes Hoolihan was an unused substitute as his Norwich Cioty went down to a three nil home defeat by Tottenham Hotspur. John O'Shea and his Sunderland colleagues lost to the only goal from title chasing visitors Manchester City, while James McClean and his West Bromwich Albion side were held to a one all draw by Swansea City at the Hawthorns. Despite his 'man of the match' performance at Liverpool in the cup on Saturday afternoon, West Ham United goalkeeper Darren Randolph returned to the substitute bench where he was joined by Joey O'Brien and Josh Cullen for the visit of Aston Villa, for whom Ciaran Clark suffered a similar fate as his side suffered a two nil defeat.
Tuesday evening contests in the Championship...02/02/2016
Derby County played out a scoreless draw with visitors Preston North End in the Championship this evening, with Cyrus Christie, Richard Keogh and Jeff Hendrick in their starting eleven, while the visitors started with Greg Cunningham while Alan Browne was a very late substitute with Eoin Doyle remaining on the bench. Daryl Murphy started for the hosts while Stephen Quinn was a visiting starter with Paul McShane on the bench as Ipswich Town defeated visitors Reading by two goals to one. Keiren Westwood started for Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough with Aiden McGeady introduced for the final few minutes as their side came from behind to draw one each with visitors Burnley for whom Stephen Ward retained his left back position. Transfer window debutant Joe Mason found the net after just three minutes to give Wolverhampton Wanderers the lead against visitors Bolton Wanderers, but despite increasing the lead, the hosts were pegged back for a two all draw.
Oxford United reach Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final...02/02/2016
Holding a two nil first leg lead, League Two promotion challengers Oxford United, with U21 international Callum O'Dowda in their side, are through to the Wembley final of the Johnston's Paint Trophy despite a one nil home defeat in the second leg Southern Area Final this evening.
January 2016 Transfer Window
The current UK transfer window concluded at 11.00pm on Monday evening, the 1st February 2016. The Irish players detailed below have been involved in some form of transfer during the relevant period. The most significant move is the end of season loan deal taking Aiden McGeady from Everton to Sheffield Wednesday.
FA Cup Fourth Round continues on Saturday afternoon...30/01/2016
The fourth round of the FA Cup continued on Saturday afternoon with a variety of Irish footballers involved in the action. League One Bury had U21 goalkeeper Ian Lawlor, on loan from Manchester City, in their starting eleven for their three one defeat by Championship front runners Hull City for whom David Meyler was in the starting eleven. International retiree Damian Delaney captained Crystal Palace to a one nil victory over midweek Capital One Cup casualities Stoke City, who had another international exile, Stephen Ireland in their starting eleven alongside Marc Wilson. The South Coast derby meeting of League Two side Portsmouth, led by former Sligo Rovers manager Paul Cook, and Premier League newcomers AFC Bournemouth, who included Eunan O'Kane in their starting eleven, went the way of the 'Cherries' on a two one scoreline. Goalkeeper Darren Randolph was 'man of the match' for West Ham United who held Liverpool to a scoreless draw at Anfield in the late kick-off. Joey O'Brien was introduced from the substitute bench after thirty five minutes while U21 midfielder Josh Cullen was an unused substitute.
FAI announce increase to EURO 2016 ticket allocation
The FAI has this afternoon announced that following talks with the UEFA Executive, an increased number of tickets will be made available for our three group matches. The revised allocations are:- Sweden 16,087 (13,000 + 3,087), Belgium 7,095 (6,000 + 1,095) and Italy 9,320 (7,000 + 2,320).
FAI reveal EURO 2016 ticket application numbers
Following the closure of the UEFA ticketing portal for EURO 2016, the FAI has revealed that total applications for the three group matches involving Ireland exceeded 275,000. The numbers of tickets allocated to Ireland by UEFA for the group contests are:- Sweden (13,000), Belgium (6,000) and Italy (7,000). In addition to the above general allocation, each participating country has been awarded a further 2,000 tickets. The FAI has reiterated it's intention to reward the most loyal supporters by adopting a policy similiar to that applied by RISSC (London) for nigh on twenty years. The FAI has also revealed the ticket numbers taken up for the last three away fixtures:- Gibraltar - allocation 10,000 with 2,518 taken up. Poland - allocation 2,500 with 2,405 purchased and Bosnia & Herzegovina - allocation 650 with 1,403 applications received.
Versailles set to be Ireland base for EURO 2016...18/12/2015
Ireland will be based at the Trianon Palace Hotel on the outskirts of Versailles during their EURO 2016 foray. Training will take place at the Stade de Montbauron, the home of AFC Versailles. Located on the Western edge of Paris, the city is best known as the location of the Palace or Chateau de Versailles built by King Louis XIV.